SODO Kitchen, Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle

Social responsibility and high-end fare meet at Starbucks café.

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When entering the café the first station guests see is the rotisserie station, which is also considered the cafe's comfort station, according to Stromire. 

"[The station has] this big, beautiful rotisserie with whole chickens and sometimes whole fish and pork loin," Stromire says. "We sell quarter chickens, mac and cheese and roasted or steamed vegetables. Plus, there is always  a vegetarian option at that station. We'll also do carved meat sandwiches at that station."

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